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This distribution was originally made available from http://resare.com/fc/
Free Culture is a book by Lawrence Lessig, the official homepage can be found at http://www.free-culture.cc/. The book can be bought in bookstores but also downloaded in many different forms from the Internet. All this because Mr. Lessig has released the book under a Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/) license that permits derivative works (such as this audio book) as long as credit is given to the original author.
The initiative to make this audio version was originally taken by AKMA at his blog over at http://akma.disseminary.org/archives/001253.html and since it has been refined by Scott Matthews at http://www.turnstyle.org/FreeCulture/
This downloadable version was originally assembled by Noa Resare.
This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio
It also belongs to collections: Audio Poetry; Audio Books & Poetry
Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial
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|Free Culture, Chapter 1||
|Chapter 2: Mere Copyists||
|Chapter 3: Catalogs||
|Chapter 4: Pirates||
|Chapter 5: Piracy||
|Chapter 6: Founders||
|Chapter 7: Recorders||
|Chapter 8: Transformers||
|Chapter 9: Collectors||
|Chapter 10: Property||
|Chapter 11: Chimera||
|Chapter 12: Harms||
|Chapter 13: Eldred||
|Chapter 14: Eldred II||
Subject: Reviewing the media, not content
Badly requires an audio editor. I suggest Audacity.
Mis-spoken phrases like "The illegality illeg legality of.." cloud meaning constantly, every couple sentences. Coughing, throat clearing, and snorting can nauseate listeners or make it hard to hear over the laughter. I realize anyone can fix it, but I'd be embarrassed to post a recording of myself horking and stuttering when editing is simple and seamless.
Low audio quality reduces much of the recording to mumbling. I'd consider editing, but unless there's a higher quality recording, it'll be unintelligible reencoded.
Good book, insightful and ahead of its time, but that's another review altogether.
Subject: Everyone needs to hear this.
If you consume or create media in the 21st century, this book is a must-listen. The nice thing about this edition, created through collaboration by a number of readers, is the variation in delivery of one author's material. The downside is that the quality of the chapters varies, with a couple being what I would consider quite weak. Still, well worth the time.
Andrew Stuckey -
A fresh look at common sense copyright law. Even if you're new to the subject, this is the book to get you started, especially if you have long car rides and a CD player/iPod ;)
Robot Books -
Subject: Not Paul Bunyan
I feel like the guy who goes up against Paul Bunyan, with the chain saw.
I loved the Lawrence Lessig book so much, I synthesized it:
Yeah, the human voice is always better,
but just think of the possibilities, once we
get synthesized books that are really listenable.
Subject: Eye opening, everyone should read.
My brother-in-law recommended the Free Culture website and that's where I found the pdf version of the book. I downloaded it and printed it and read it and it's phenominal. The creative commons license is just the beginning. This book opened my eyes to the history of piracy and what it turned into. From Disney, to RCA, I really had no idea. I cannot comment on the recordings because I haven't heard them, however, any way that you can read/hear this book, do it. You won't regret it.
Subject: This is a great example of what a creative commons license can do!
I'd downloaded the Free Culture PDF file and was listening to it through a text-to-speech engine. Then I found out about this project and downloaded it with refrehingly different voices for each chapter.
Oh yeah, loved the work too.
Dgold at AHT -
Subject: Thinking about popular culture
The reader on Chapter 1, Doug Kaye, is really good: audio quality, voice, and pace. The problem with an audio book for me is that it's harder to re-read and digest a paragraph. But with a good voice reader, it is easier to ponder the challenging text, straight-through.